Grant Thornton Ethiopia Partners with CFI to Offer Global Certification Programs

May 23, 2023 – Grant Thornton Ethiopia (GTE), a leading provider of advisory, assurance, and tax services in Ethiopia, is proud to announce its partnership with Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) to introduce CFI’s renowned certification and specialization programs in Ethiopia. CFI is globally recognized for its practical learning resources and tools tailored for finance professionals.

This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in nurturing a globally competitive human capital within Ethiopia’s financial sector and preparing for the forthcoming Ethiopian Capital Market and financial sector liberalization.

Melaku Abeje, Managing Partner of GTE, emphasized the potential impact of this collaboration on bridging the skill gap among finance professionals in capital market operations and financial sector liberalization. He highlighted that CFI’s programs, which are online, self-paced, and practical, are designed by subject matter experts to meet industry demands.

Anna Talerico, CEO of CFI, underscored the importance of partnering with Grant Thornton Ethiopia to make internationally recognized programs accessible to the Ethiopian market. She emphasized the role of these programs in cultivating the necessary human capital to establish and thrive within Ethiopia’s emerging capital markets. CFI’s certification and specialization programs are accredited by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) bodies.

CFI’s programs have earned the trust of leading financial institutions such as J.P. Morgan, Citi Bank, ING, AIB, and major corporations, including Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, Salesforce, Black Rock, Boeing, Uber, and Ford, among many others. Millions of professionals across 175 countries have obtained CFI certification, making it a globally recognized standard.

“CFI programs offer the best certification for those seeking practical training,” stated Melaku, emphasizing the country’s need for hands-on and practical education.

Grant Thornton Ethiopia and Corporate Finance Institute are committed to empowering Ethiopian finance professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a rapidly evolving global financial landscape.

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